Get ready to monkey around at our play for kids and families about the way we treat others.
Written by Ali Oliver-Krueger
Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center,
September 20 - 28, 2019
InterAct Story Theatre presents the world premiere of a new play made just for early childhood, and you’re invited! Bobtail Bong Bong: A Monkey’s Tale is an interactive play where children explore how we can apply elements Character Education and Social Emotional Learning in the way we treat others.
About the play: Bob the Monkey is the smartest monkey in the land, and they want everyone to know it! Bob the Monkey wants what they want, and they should be able to get it! But why is everyone mad at Bob? Why is everyone so mean? Bob didn’t do anything! In this interactive theatre forum, children follow Bob’s misadventures and help Bob figure out where they went wrong, and where they could try out Caring, Fairness, and Respect to turn things around. Led by InterAct’s Artistic Director Ali Oliver-Krueger, audience members make suggestions about how Bob could do things differently, watch Bob roleplay out their suggestions to see if Bob can make things better by making better choices. Does it work? What happens next? Best for ages 4 and up.
Activities Before the Show and After the Show
Come early with your kids for crafts and pre-show activities, and stick around afterwards for a Meet-and-Greet with the actors--it's a great time to get autographs, take pictures, and tell us your favorite part of the show! The Pre-show activities table opens 30 minutes before the performance.
FIELD TRIP FRIDAYS for Elementary Schools and Home School Groups
On Friday, September 20 and Friday, September 27; InterAct Story Theatre hosts two special theatre field trips each day for elementary schools and homeschool audiences--with great discounted ticket rates! Bobtail Bong Bong: A Monkey’s Tale connects with curriculum objectives in Reading Literature and Speaking & Listening. The play also takes on the Character Education topics of conflict resolution and offers schools an opportunity to open up dialogue about these complex issues in an engaging and interactive way. Teacher resource materials and parent guides containing pre-performance and post-performance activities are available. For more information about special rates for school groups and homeschool groups, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
WHAT: Bobtail Bong Bong: A Monkey’s Tale is an interactive play where children explore how we can apply elements of Character Education and Social Emotional Learning in the way we treat others… even when we are feeling sad, angry, or misunderstood.